Celtic are reportedly interested in signing Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher in the summer transfer window, should he decide to move on.
The Irishman has been an impressive performer for the Reds in recent years, but he has always had to settle for being second-choice between the sticks.
Alisson is widely regarded as the best player in the world in his position, and considering the Brazilian is still only 31 years of age, it is hard to see the situation changing any time soon.
For that reason, Kelleher could feel that this summer is the right time to enjoy a new challenge, heading somewhere else and being first-choice. At 25, he is no longer a young player and regular minutes are important.
According to Football Insider, Scottish Premiership giants Celtic are keen on acquiring the Liverpool ace’s signature at the end of the season:
“Celtic are eyeing a move for Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher in the summer, sources have told Football Insider.
“Celtic are expected to prioritise a move for a shot-stopper in the next transfer window with undisputed number one Joe Hart’s contract expiring at the end of the season.
“It is believed that Liverpool will demand a fee of around £20million to let their second-choice shot-stopper depart this month.”
Our thoughts on Kelleher trading Liverpool for Celtic this summer…
Kelleher has contributed positively for Liverpool overall, not least performing excellently in the domestic cups back in 2021/22, helping the Reds win both the FA Cup and EFL Cup.
This summer feels like the best time for him to bring an end to his time at Anfield, however, given his age and the fact that continuing to warm the substitutes’ bench isn’t ideal for his development.
Admittedly, working alongside Alisson in training every day can only be a good thing, but this is now a point in his career where he needs to be starting matches every week, ensuring that he reaches his potential.
A lesser Premier League side or a promotion-chasing Championship team could be the best level for him, and it would arguably be a surprise if he was still at Liverpool next season.